POLICE stopped 15 cars on the M5 travelling at speeds of up to 110 miles per hour.

One of the vehicles was seized as the driver was disqualified, and tried swapping with the passenger on the hard shoulder.

OPU Worcestershire tweeted: "Enforcement week saw D Shift conducting speed checks on the M5 7-8. 15 vehicles stopped and reported for speeds ranging from 90mph-110mph."

The stops were conducted as part of a road safety campaign launched by the National Police Chiefs' Council this week.

Chief Constable Anthony Bangham, roads policing lead for NPCC, said: "With the gradual move out of lockdown and with traffic volumes starting to increase, this national operation is an important way of highlighting the dangers of speeding, particularly when so many people have not been out on the roads for quite some time."

He said many forces reported increased speeding and some had reported 'very excessive speeding'.